On Oct. 9, the Tri-Lakes community will join together to support Tri-Lakes Cares with the Empty Bowls Dinner held at Lewis Palmer High School and sponsored by Monument Hill Kiwanis Club.
In collaboration with the Lewis Palmer School District, and volunteers from Tri-Lakes Cares, and thanks to the generosity of many area restaurants and businesses, guests will have a home-cooked dinner of soups, breads and desserts. In addition, they can select a handmade bowl donated by local artists. One child younger than the age of 12 is admitted free with a purchase of a $20 ticket.
Area potters and students in art classes at Lewis-Palmer School District 38 provide the foundation for the Empty Bowls Dinner by donating handmade bowls to complement the home-cooked meal.
Many items donated by local artisans and merchants are in the silent auction, sponsored by volunteers from Tri-Lakes Cares. Participants may bid on items of their choice with all proceeds to benefit the organization.
“We hope to serve 800 meals this year,” MHKC Empty Bowls Chairman Mark Zeiger said.
For more than 10 years, the Kiwanis Club has sponsored the Empty Bowls Dinner to support Tri-Lakes Cares, and has raised more than $18,000 in 2013. The club has supported the Tri-Lakes community for more than 35 years. In addition to sponsoring the Monument Fourth of July Parade, each year they raise and contribute more than $100,000 to organizations such as Tri-Lakes cares, Salvation Army, Lewis-Palmer School District 38, Griffith Centers for Children and the Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Foundation.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit monumenthillkiwanis.org.